Friday, July 29, 2011

happy friday—the weekend is almost here!

photo: courtesy of the West Side Market

I'm so excited about the weekend because I'm going to the West Side Market on Saturday morning to purchase fresh vegetables and fruit. Even if you don't need anything, going to the market is an experience in itself. I love walking around, talking to the vendors and taking in all the wonderful colors and smells. The market is located in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. Please click here for more information on this historical landmark.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2011

happy friday!

It is a colorful Friday for me because I'm preparing for my 
CMG ChromaZone workshop which is on Monday in Hebron, Ohio. 
I absolutely love working with color so I'm really looking forward to this workshop. 
I promise to give everyone an update after my workshop!

Hope your Friday is a colorful one! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a gardening / artist shed

my dream shed and yard – via HGTV
This past weekend, we ordered a gardening shed from Miller's Sheds in Millersburg, right in the heart of Amish country. It is going to take at least five weeks to be built and then they deliver it on a huge truck and finish assembling it in our backyard. I can't wait—I have wanted one for a long time! I have been researching and gathering magazine clippings of different styles that I like for months and finally narrowed it down to a Gable Style with double doors on the front, windows on the front and side and finished off with a cupola and weathervane on the roof. 
Of course, I visualize the shed to be an extension of my studio—a place where I can work on art projects. I added a work bench under the double windows on the one side which will be perfect spot for potting plants or to work on those messy art projects that I don't want to do in my studio. Only garden-related objects will be allowed in the shed such as the tractor, lawnmower, shovels, rakes, etc. I already warned my husband that if I find his golf clubs or anything related to golf in my shed, they will disappear! 
more beauties – via HGTV

I promise to post photos when completed. In the meantime, we have to prepare the area for the shed and determine where to place it. Of course, I want it in a sunny spot to take advantage of the natural light and my husband wants to place it off to the side, closer to the pine trees so it isn't in the way of practicing putting. We'll see...

Friday, July 15, 2011

happy friday!

I have been so busy that all I want to do is relax in my backyard this weekend. No computer. no deadlines, no shopping, no running errands—just me and nature and maybe a glass or two of wine!
©2011 marigold design inc.

Wishing everyone a very relaxing weekend!

Friday, July 8, 2011

happy friday!

I'm looking forward to spending a day or two at Lake Erie this weekend. 
It isn't the ocean but if I close my eyes...
©2011 marigold design inc. [photos were taken in Geneva, Ohio]

Happy Friday! Enjoy!

Friday, July 1, 2011

happy friday & 4th of July!

I can't believe it's July already! Wishing everyone a wonderful 4th of July weekend filled with friends, family, good food, relaxation & lots of colorful fireworks!